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Let America Sink
My Seething Mind ^ | 11/11/12 | Moi

Posted on 11/11/2012 4:32:37 PM PST by A_perfect_lady

Ten years ago, a white man from South Africa, one Kim du Toit, wrote an essay titled “Let Africa Sink.” It’s rather famous in the blogosphere in a sort of underground way. His thesis was essentially, we (Western Civilization) cannot save Africa. Life is cheap there. The mortality rate is a result of a perfect storm of natural disaster, human savagery, and unwitting complicity by Europeans that worsens the situation every time they try to help.

As a result, death is treated more casually by Africans than by Westerners. I, and I suspect most Africans, am completely inured to reports of African suffering, for whatever cause. Drought causes crops to fail, thousands face starvation? Yup, that happened many times while I was growing up. Inter-tribal rivalry and warfare causes wholesale slaughter? Yep, been happening there for millennia, long before Whitey got there. Governments becoming rich and corrupt while their populations starved? Not more than nine or ten of those. In my lifetime, the following tragedies have occurred, causing untold millions of deaths: famine in Biafra, genocide in Rwanda, civil war in Angola, floods in South Africa, famine in Somalia, civil war in Sudan, famine in Ethiopia, floods in Mozambique, wholesale slaughter in Uganda, and tribal warfare in every single country. There are others, but you get the point.

Of course, du Toit knows that the Western instinct is to try to overcome this hideous situation. Fight! Beat back the tide, conquer the savagery… we of all people should be able to do it. Give it up, du Toit advises:

1. Charity is no answer. Money simply gets appropriated by the first, or second, or third person to touch it (17 countries saw a decline in real per capita GNP between 1970 and 1999, despite receiving well over $100 billion in World Bank assistance).

2. Food isn't distributed. This happens either because there is no transportation infrastructure (bad), or the local leader deliberately withholds the supplies to starve people into submission (worse).

3. Materiel is broken, stolen or sold off for a fraction of its worth. The result of decades of "foreign aid" has resulted in a continental infrastructure which, if one excludes South Africa, couldn't support Pittsburgh.

His ultimate advice is to step back and let nature take its course.

So that is the only one response, and it's a brutal one: accept that we are powerless to change Africa, and leave them to sink or swim, by themselves. It sounds dreadful to say it, but if the entire African continent dissolves into a seething maelstrom of disease, famine and brutality, that's just too damn bad. We have better things to do--sometimes, you just have to say, "Can't do anything about it." The viciousness, the cruelty, the corruption, the duplicity, the savagery, and the incompetence is endemic to the entire continent, and is so much of an anathema to any right-thinking person that the civilized imagination simply stalls when faced with its ubiquity, and with the enormity of trying to fix it.

Now, looking at this last paragraph, let’s take a look at America, 2012. We are, of course, not Africa. We are better off. But if you consider the attitude of liberals (and the likelihood that massive voter fraud played at least a bit part in some areas) you might nod a little to yourself if someone suggests that liberals fit some of the same descriptions du Toit used above.

I write this specifically in response to the chorus of voices now crying out in this, our conservative night, “What do we have to do to win again?” Do we “reach out” to women, minorities, gays, etc, by abandoning social issues? Do we give in on immigration to “win over” the Hispanic vote? How can we triumph? How can we attain victory (which is what we now call it when another RINO shows up to slow us down slightly as we drive toward the edge of the cliff.)

Has it occurred to anyone that winning might not be the appropriate goal? Let’s face it: what would winning mean now? Most of America has driven willingly over that cliff. They no longer have any interest in becoming self-sufficient and independent. Individualism has been given a bad name. Whether you believe in God or Ayn Rand, you have to admit: they both predicted this would come to pass.

If you’re a Christian, remember that this world is temporary. If you’re secular, remember that America was a wonderful moment in time, but it may be that a gulch somewhere, or a state that withdraws from the Union, may be the next vehicle to show what humans are capable of if they model high expectations rather than low.

It may be, and this is just a thought, that the appropriate answer (for now) is Let America Sink. Let the prices for basic goods and services get higher and higher. Let the producers stop producing, let the Christians stop conforming. Let the quality of life sink until the average liberal considers himself lucky to have a one room apartment in some concrete jungle with free birth control and a plethora of electronic toys to lose his mind in… one big college dorm replete with large screen TVs and a Logan’s Run like Circuit for quick sexual encounters. Let The Matrix be… for now. Let it all settle. America was established by the philosophical efforts of a handful of men. It may be that its time has come and gone. It is now merely the area between Canada and Mexico, populated mostly by people indistinguishable from Canadians and Mexicans. These are the people whose minds you want to free, as Morpheus said, but many do not want to be freed. Whether we call it Galt’s Gulch, Zion, or Texas, we might have to consider the possibility that America is no longer salvageable.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: election; galt; gop; obama; southafrica

1 posted on 11/11/2012 4:32:46 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady

I understand that many people were bitterly disappointed by the election. But comparing the US to Africa and one man’s thoughts on black Africans? Good grief. I’ll bet the cannibals in California are boiling up some Mexicans!


2 posted on 11/11/2012 4:42:55 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: A_perfect_lady
The viciousness, the cruelty, the corruption, the duplicity, the savagery, and the incompetence is endemic to the entire continent,

And then we hired an African to lead us and he lead us right where all African leaders lead.

3 posted on 11/11/2012 4:44:45 PM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to U.S.Zimbabwe)
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To: A_perfect_lady

I hate that I agree with you so much. But all I hear from the GOP and blogosphere right now is ‘let’s all adopt liberal policies so we can retake the White House’. Between that and what you’re talking about, my mind is pretty much made up. Thanks for posting this.


4 posted on 11/11/2012 4:46:54 PM PST by nagelbett
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To: A_perfect_lady
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NO. NEVER WILL WE LET AMERICA SINK!







Sign the petition for a recount:

http://www.petition2congress.com/8222/petition-recount-on-2012-presidential-election/

Visit this site. They are keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:

http://www.ObamaVoterFraud.com/






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Photo of Ethiopians brought to Ohio voting stations by busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket

https://www.facebook.com/lori.patriot/posts/404694619604138<



Must watch videos!


VIDEO-- Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hbf3iaEbAuY



VIDEO- Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ILJDudUpct0



VIDEO- Michael Savage: How Obama fixed the 2012 election: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dmJtaOO2etc



VIDEO- Massive voter fraud discovered in April:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ILJDudUpct0



VIDEO- Whistle blower speaks out about voter fraud: http://www.youtube.com/watch? feature=player_embedded&v=k_rMpQKqZhM





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We can not wait for 2014 and 2016 to regroup and figure out new strategies. By then it will be too late. The Marxist/Muslim usurper will have completed his planned distruction of America. That's what people fail to understand.

We must act NOW.

Start with the election. If we let the Rats get away with this massive voter fraud, we're no better than a bananna republic.

We must keep digging and pounding him every day, in every way we can- phony birth certificate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, his hidden life, records....

We are FReepers. We must fight!

Those who shrug and accept this atrocity without a fight are not worthy to be called Freepers!




5 posted on 11/11/2012 4:55:14 PM PST by patriot08
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To: patriot08

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Sign the petition for a recount:
http://www.petition2congress.com/8222/petition-recount-on-2012-presidential-election/

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Visit this site.
http://www.ObamaVoterFraud.com/

They are keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:
http://www.ObamaVoterFraud.com/

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SATURDAY UPDATES (Thurs and Fri fraud at site)

Military service members purged from voter rolls in Florida...
http://redflagnews.com/military-service-members-purged-from-voter-rolls-in-florida

Pundit Press: In Florida: Obama Got Over 99% in Broward County Precincts
http://www.punditpress.com/2012/11/in-florida-obama-got-over-99-in-broward.html?spref=fb

TRR: Allen West Seeks Recount Amid Growing Vote Count Scandal
http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/robbins-report/2012/nov/9/allen-west-asks-recount-amid-growing-vote-count-sc/

[This is the same St. Lucie that has 141.1% voter turnout affecting both Romney and West...]

St. Lucie County - 84 juridictions, 83 of them had 121-166% turn out
http://www.slcelections.com/Pdf%20Docs/2012%20General/GEMS%20SOVC%20REPORT.pdf

Nevada Unions Are Regestering Illegals and Forcing Them to Vote
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMGd50sZG4g&feature=share

The video suggests that this method was the only way Harry Reid was able to defeat challenger Sharon Angle in 2010 to retain his Senate seat and continues to be used.

via Jewel on Facebook: “Could you please help us? There is a petition for a recount and it takes 28,000 signatures. We are all promoting it and would love to have you on our side. The link to sign the petition is:”
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fpetitions.whitehouse.gov%2Fpetition%2Frecount-election%2FZQmy0Mlv%23thank-you%3Dp&h=4AQEgo5BK

Another petition, this one to Congress:
http://www.petition2congress.com/8222/petition-recount-on-2012-presidential-election/

You can also request that Reince Preibus of the GOP start a swing state recount based on information available at this website and as part of ORCA (Thanks Shirley!):
http://www.gop.com/contact-us/

I’ve added links to all three petitions to the sidebar at the top of this page and expect to add more.

Voter Fraud by the numbers? Absolutely
http://www.altadenagroup.com/CSIA/post_details.asp?p_ID=10774

Thank you to everyone who is sharing this page! As of Saturday morning, we are getting about 3,000 visitors an hour. You are making a difference!

SUNDAY UPDATES

This one is MUST SEE:

“Obama won 100% of the 900,135 votes cast in Cuyahoga County OH! No votes from new registered voters or indies went to Mitt. Voting officials SHOULD BE ARRESTED BY OUR MILITARY FOR SEDITION & PERPETRATING A FRAUD AGAINST ALL OF AMERICA. A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT WILL BE FILED against the networks for not telling the truth! view pic.”
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3474982207064&set=a.1633846179814.70439.1646473511&type=1&theater

Summary Photo
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/534531_3474982207064_881171232_n.jpg

Throw out this all-fraud county and Mitt wins Ohio, no question!

Why? A total of 5,364,324 “people” voted in Ohio. Obama got 2,691,861 votes, while Romney got 2,584,620, a difference of 107,241 votes.

How did Cuyahoga County’s 900,135 votes affect the final result? You do the math.

For Ohio to certify this result would be a crime in and of itself.

Thank you to the Examiner for mentioning us!

Citing voter fraud, petition at White House web site demands recount of election
http://www.examiner.com/article/citing-voter-fraud-petition-at-white-house-web-site-demands-recount-of-election

Thanks also to The Competent Conservative for quoting us in entirety!

Is There Enough Evidence of Voter Fraud To Merit a Recount?
http://thecompetentconservative.com/is-there-enough-evidence-of-voter-fraud-to-merit-a-recount/

Much more to come! As one of our commenters below said, voter fraud is like cockroaches. You find one and they are likely everywhere. Cuyahoga County, Ohio is obviously not alone!

Here is a petition you can sign at Change.org to request a full recount. I suggest we just focus on the swing states, but it is true that many Congressional and Senate races are also affected, from Allen West to, I believe, Mia Love. Mia was up by 10% the week before the election and lost by 3,000 votes to Matheson in a state that went 73% for Romney. Not likely!

http://www.change.org/petitions/united-states-federal-election-commission-we-demand-a-full-recount-of-the-2012-presidential-election

Military votes not counted?
http://nera.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=191%3Amilitary-ballots-not-counted&catid=81%3Ablog1&Itemid=148

The Columbus Dispatch reports, “Voter rolls in Ohio are bloated, experts say”
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/09/16/voter-rolls-in-ohio-are-bloated-experts-say.html

An update on St. Lucie County, Florida:
http://watchdogwire.com/florida/2012/11/10/update-massive-voter-fraud-in-st-lucie-county-florida-called-into-question-141-turnout/

Video: More fraud from Florida, including kicking out an elderly poll observer doing his job using the police:
http://www.bizpacreview.com/elections-supervisor-calls-police-to-kick-elderly-allen-west-ballot-observer-out/

Townhall blogger Rachel Alexander reports:

Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud
http://townhall.com/columnists/rachelalexander/2012/11/11/obama_likely_won_reelection_through_election_fraud

The Washington Times: Florida Vote Twist: More Ballots Than Voters
http://m.washingtontimes.com/blog/robbins-report/2012/nov/10/florida-vote-twist-more-ballots-voters/

Here is a link to Allen West’s press release on the voter fraud situation in Florida:
http://bit.ly/TCYnUe

Newsmax reports: Voter Fraud Charges Begin in Ohio

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Ohio-voter-registration-fraud/2012/11/03/id/462674

Darin Southam recommends TrueTheVote.org for some pre-election indications of potential voter fraud, but the page understates what actually happened in pretty much every swing state.
http://www.truethevote.org/news/how-widespread-is-voter-fraud-2012-facts-figures

And what do you think of this? This was way before the election, but apparently George Soros, who we have already established rigged an election in Hungary and was banned for it AND helped get Obama elected the first time... I’ll let you read the headline:

“Soros advises Obama to use forceful measures to override the will of the people”
http://redwhitebluenews.com/?p=12336

I think this goes well beyond the 900+ executive orders that go around Congress, more than three times the executive orders given by all previous US Presidents combined. We saw it in action Tuesday, November 6th!

A Tea Party group has posted this article, with interesting stats and some criticism for Romney for not standing up and doing something about it yet:
http://teapartyorg.ning.com/m/discussion?id=4301673%3ATopic%3A1108645

Personally I think as the case is strong enough, Mitt will do something. Too much is at stake, and as we just found out, Ohio is definitely Mitt’s, and Florida, too, just based on fraud in a few counties! Colorado, too!

Keep up the referrals and the sharing, everyone! Thank you SO much for helping America fix an election that has clearly been “fixed.”

Voter fraud cheapens the votes of the 60 million who picked Mitt to the point of nothingness and gives weight to those who in reality were the minority. If grand theft is defined as any theft over $5,000, what do you call the ONE BILLION times that that is likely to happen AGAIN over the next four years if we do not right this wrong?

Here is to our real President Elect and First Lady, Mitt and Ann Romney.

Posted by J M M at 1:56 PM 68 comments:


6 posted on 11/11/2012 4:57:16 PM PST by patriot08
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To: A_perfect_lady
I write this specifically in response to the chorus of voices now crying out in this, our conservative night, “What do we have to do to win again?” Do we “reach out” to women, minorities, gays, etc, by abandoning social issues? Do we give in on immigration to “win over” the Hispanic vote? How can we triumph? How can we attain victory (which is what we now call it when another RINO shows up to slow us down slightly as we drive toward the edge of the cliff.)

Experience has taught me that things are rarely as good or as bad as they seem at any particular point in time. Often, we find ourselves struggling to find answers to questions which themselves change with time. Even the questions are unstable! There will be new challenges and opportunities for us. I pray for patience.

By the way, you are a very, very gifted writer. Please keep sharing!

7 posted on 11/11/2012 5:04:21 PM PST by Tau Food (Praise God. Trust God.)
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To: blueunicorn6

No, I’m saying “it might be beyond our control. Let’s not become something we aren’t in a futile attempt to regain control.”


8 posted on 11/11/2012 5:21:55 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady

The man is correct.


9 posted on 11/11/2012 5:22:02 PM PST by StormEye
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To: A_perfect_lady

A bit extreme to throw the baby out with the bathwater don’t you think? Take a look at an electoral map. A whole lot of states and the vast bulk of the land area did not choose suicide by socialism.

That said, it’s reasonable for us to ask what victory looks like because its obvious that a large part of the populace and the majority of the electorate is more interested in a welfare check than opportunity. Conservatism is incompatible with that.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 5:32:23 PM PST by RKBA Democrat
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To: A_perfect_lady

How is it beyond our control?


11 posted on 11/11/2012 5:32:41 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: A_perfect_lady

A bit extreme to throw the baby out with the bathwater don’t you think? Take a look at an electoral map. A whole lot of states and the vast bulk of the land area did not choose suicide by socialism.

That said, it’s reasonable for us to ask what victory looks like because its obvious that a large part of the populace and the majority of the electorate is more interested in a welfare check than opportunity. Conservatism is incompatible with that.


12 posted on 11/11/2012 5:32:55 PM PST by RKBA Democrat
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To: A_perfect_lady
America's decline need not replicate the path African countries have taken. It appears we have past the tipping point and now have more takers than producers. They will from now on vote for those who will give them the most stuff. In other democracies, and as forecasted by Tytler, this condition of mass dependency will continue until our government can not print or borrow enough to keep the party going. When that happens, tyranny follows. It is noble for patriots to continue the good fight, but like the defenders at the Alamo, we are out numbered. The takers do not care about our country. They just want their stuff.
13 posted on 11/11/2012 5:33:41 PM PST by gleneagle
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To: blueunicorn6

“How is it beyond our control”

There are more Takers than Makers. How are you going to defeat Santa Clause passing out all that free money?


14 posted on 11/11/2012 5:35:41 PM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: blueunicorn6; A_perfect_lady; CodeToad

I’m getting ourselves 5 more SSNs. Pretty sure 3 of me are disabled, 2 are crazy, and I have some doubts about the guy typing. He needs to get on the wagon too. The free sh** bandwagon.


15 posted on 11/11/2012 5:43:28 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Don’t forget that crazy people get all kinds of free stuff. Just remember to vote Democrat!


16 posted on 11/11/2012 5:45:48 PM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: CodeToad

Put a lock on the public treasury. Without his presents, Santa Claus just becomes a kind of creepy trespasser.


17 posted on 11/11/2012 5:53:28 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Exactly. However, that won’t happen without something between that and reality today.


18 posted on 11/11/2012 5:55:04 PM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: CodeToad

I forgot to add Obiwan. My pet tapeworm. He is, in fact, AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST. He keeps up his crap and I swear I’m going to stick my arm down my throat and STRANGLE that SOB.


19 posted on 11/11/2012 5:57:44 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: A_perfect_lady
the whole essay by Kim du Toit

Africa Wins Again Kim du Toit

Sunday, May 26, 2002 Let Africa Sink May 26, 2002 12:40 PM CST When it comes to any analysis of the problems facing Africa, Western society, and particularly people from the United States, encounter a logical disconnect that makes clear analysis impossible. That disconnect is the way life is regarded in the West (it's precious, must be protected at all costs etc.), compared to the way life, and death, are regarded in Africa.

Let me try to quantify this statement. In Africa, life is cheap. There are so many ways to die in Africa that death is far more commonplace than in the West. You can die from so many things--snakebite, insect bite, wild animal attack, disease, starvation, food poisoning¦ the list goes on and on. At one time, crocodiles accounted for more deaths in sub-Saharan Africa than gunfire, for example. Now add the usual human tragedy (murder, assault, warfare and the rest), and you can begin to understand why the life expectancy for an African is low--in fact, horrifyingly low, if you remove White Africans from the statistics (they tend to be more urbanized, and more Western in behavior and outlook).

Finally, if you add the horrifying spread of AIDS into the equation, anyone born in sub-Saharan Africa this century will be lucky to reach age forty. I lived in Africa for over thirty years. Growing up there, I was infused with several African traits--traits which are not common in Western civilization. The almost-casual attitude towards death was one. (Another is a morbid fear of snakes.) So because of my African background, I am seldom moved at the sight of death, unless it's accidental, or it affects someone close to me. (Death which strikes at strangers, of course, is mostly ignored.) Of my circle of about eighteen or so friends with whom I grew up, and whom I would consider "close", only about ten survive today--and not one of the survivors is over the age of fifty. Two friends died from stepping on landmines while on Army duty in Namibia. Three died in horrific car accidents (and lest one thinks that this is not confined to Africa, one was caused by a kudu flying through a windshield and impaling the guy through the chest with its hoof--not your everyday traffic accident in, say, Florida). One was bitten by a snake, and died from heart failure. Another also died of heart failure, but he was a hopeless drunkard. Two were shot by muggers. The last went out on his surfboard one day and was never seen again (did I mention that sharks are plentiful off the African coasts and in the major rivers?).

My situation is not uncommon in South Africa--and north of the Limpopo River (the border with Zimbabwe), I suspect that others would show worse statistics. The death toll wasn't just confined to my friends. When I was still living in Johannesburg, the newspaper carried daily stories of people mauled by lions, or attacked by rival tribesmen, or dying from some unspeakable disease (and this was pre-AIDS Africa too) and in general, succumbing to some of Africa's many answers to the population explosion. Add to that the normal death toll from rampant crime, illness, poverty, flood, famine, traffic, and the police, and you'll begin to get the idea. My favorite African story actually happened after I left the country. An American executive took a job over there, and on his very first day, the newspaper headlines read: "Three Headless Bodies Found". The next day: "Three Heads Found". The third day: "Heads Don't Match Bodies". You can't make this stuff up. As a result of all this, death is treated more casually by Africans than by Westerners.

I, and I suspect most Africans, are completely inured to reports of African suffering, for whatever cause. Drought causes crops to fail, thousands face starvation? Yup, that happened many times while I was growing up. Inter-tribal rivalry and warfare causes wholesale slaughter? Yep, been happening there for millennia, long before Whitey got there. Governments becoming rich and corrupt while their populations starved? Not more than nine or ten of those. In my lifetime, the following tragedies have occurred, causing untold millions of deaths: famine in Biafra, genocide in Rwanda, civil war in Angola, floods in South Africa, famine in Somalia, civil war in Sudan, famine in Ethiopia, floods in Mozambique, wholesale slaughter in Uganda, and tribal warfare in every single country. There are others, but you get the point.

Yes, all this was also true in Europe--maybe a thousand years ago. But not any more. And Europe doesn't teem with crocodiles, ultra-venomous snakes and so on. The Dutch controlled the floods. All of Europe controls famine--it's non-existent now. Apart from a couple of examples of massive, state-sponsored slaughter (Nazi Germany, Communist Russia), Europe since 1700 doesn't even begin to compare to Africa today.

Casual slaughter is another thing altogether--rare in Europe, common in Africa. More to the point, the West has evolved into a society with a stable system of government, which follows the rule of law, and has respect for the rights and life of the individual--none of which is true in Africa. Among old Africa hands, we have a saying, usually accompanied by a shrug: "Africa wins again." This is usually said after an incident such as: * a beloved missionary is butchered by his congregation, for no apparent reason * a tribal chief prefers to let his tribe starve to death rather than accepting food from the Red Cross (would mean he wasn't all-powerful, you see) * an entire nation starves to death, while its ruler accumulates wealth in foreign banks * a new government comes into power, promising democracy, free elections etc., provided that the freedom doesn't extend to the other tribe * the other tribe comes to power in a bloody coup, then promptly sets about slaughtering the first tribe * etc, etc, etc, ad nauseam, ad infinitum.

The prognosis is bleak, because none of this mayhem shows any sign of ending. The conclusions are equally bleak, because, quite frankly, there is no answer to Africa's problems, no solution that hasn't been tried before, and failed.

Just go to the CIA World Fact Book , pick any of the African countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi etc.), and compare the statistics to any Western country (eg. Portugal, Italy, Spain, Ireland). The disparities are appalling--and it's going to get worse, not better. It has certainly got worse since 1960, when most African countries achieved independence.

We, and by this I mean the West, have tried many ways to help Africa. All such attempts have failed. *Charity is no answer.* Money simply gets appropriated by the first, or second, or third person to touch it (17 countries saw a decline in real per capita GNP between 1970 and 1999, despite receiving well over $100 billion in World Bank assistance). *Food isn't distributed.* This happens either because there is no transportation infrastructure (bad), or the local leader deliberately withholds the supplies to starve people into submission (worse). *Materiel is broken, stolen or sold off for a fraction of its worth.* The result of decades of "foreign aid" has resulted in a continental infrastructure which, if one excludes South Africa, couldn't support Pittsburgh.

Add to this, as I mentioned above, the endless cycle of Nature's little bag of tricks--persistent drought followed by violent flooding, a plethora of animals, reptiles and insects so dangerous that life is already cheap before Man starts playing his little reindeer games with his fellow Man--and what you are left with is: catastrophe.

The inescapable conclusion is simply one of resignation. This goes against the grain of our humanity--we are accustomed to ridding the world of this or that problem (smallpox, polio, whatever), and accepting failure is anathema to us. But, to give a classic African scenario, a polio vaccine won't work if the kids are prevented from getting the vaccine by a venal overlord, or a frightened chieftain, or a lack of roads, or by criminals who steal the vaccine and sell it to someone else. If a cure for AIDS was found tomorrow, and offered to every African nation free of charge, the growth of the disease would scarcely be checked, let alone reversed. Basically, you'd have to try to inoculate as many two-year old children as possible, and write off the two older generations. So that is the only response, and it's a brutal one: accept that we are powerless to change Africa, and leave them to sink or swim, by themselves.

It sounds dreadful to say it, but if the entire African continent dissolves into a seething maelstrom of disease, famine and brutality, that's just too damn bad.

We have better things to do--sometimes, you just have to say, "Can't do anything about it." The viciousness, the cruelty, the corruption, the duplicity, the savagery, and the incompetence is endemic to the entire continent, and is so much of an anathema to any right-thinking person that the civilized imagination simply stalls when faced with its ubiquity, and with the enormity of trying to fix it.

The Western media shouldn't even bother reporting on it. All that does is arouse our feelings of horror, and the instinctive need to do something, anything--but everything has been tried before, and failed. Everything, of course, except self-reliance.

All we should do is make sure that none of Africa gets transplanted over to the U.S., because the danger to our society is dire if it does.

I note that several U.S. churches are attempting to bring groups of African refugees over to the United States, European churches the same for Europe. Mistake!!! Mark my words, this misplaced charity will turn around and bite us, big time. Even worse would be to think that the simplicity of Africa holds some kind of answers for Western society: remember Mrs. Clinton's little book, "It Takes A Village"? Trust me on this: there is not one thing that Africa can give the West which hasn't been tried before and failed, not one thing, that isn't a step backwards, and not one thing which is worse than, or that contradicts, what we have already.

So here's my (tongue-in-cheek) solution for the African fiasco: a high wall around the whole continent, all the guns and bombs in the world for everyone inside, and at the end, the last one alive should do us all a favor and kill himself.

Inevitably, some Kissingerian / realpolitiker/ is going to argue in favor of intervention, because in the vacuum of Western aid, perhaps the Communist Chinese would step in and increase their influence in the area. There are two reasons why this isn't going to happen. Firstly, the PRC doesn't have that kind of money to throw around; and secondly, the result of any communist assistance will be precisely the same as if it were Western assistance.

For the record, Mozambique and Angola are both communist countries--and both are economic disaster areas. The prognosis for both countries is disastrous--and would be the same for any other African country. The West can't help Africa. Nor should we... The record speaks for itself.

Kim du Toit Contact Email: kim [at] theothersideofkim [dot] com

20 posted on 11/11/2012 6:09:58 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: A_perfect_lady
We're going to hit a major inflection point when the dollar tanks and the EBT cards all flash ERROR.

(When, not if.)

It might even change the moocher-looter-producer ratio.


21 posted on 11/11/2012 7:15:45 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: CodeToad

RRR. Reality resets the ratios.
Moochers can only outnumber producers for so long.
Lemmings eventually run out of food, always.


22 posted on 11/11/2012 7:18:59 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

“Moochers can only outnumber producers for so long.”

Polidiots know that, too, they just want to get in and stay long enough to get rich off the system.

I always called it the “3/5 Plan”, which many executives have had: A five year plan, doomed to fail, but they are out in 3 as a hero that got the plan working and everyone thinks they are awesome executives. However, at 5 years it all goes bust those on the 3 year plan are long gone.


23 posted on 11/11/2012 7:25:15 PM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: A_perfect_lady

I can’t believe all these posts, this foolishness of letting the communists have there way.

You can not say you are conservative and think this way. It is our duty to defend the Constitution, our freedom, our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

To conserve our Constitution...Surrender Is Not A Strategy!

I am ashamed of conservatives who agree with this crap.


24 posted on 11/11/2012 7:25:15 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec

“Surrender Is Not A Strategy!”

Think of it as a “Strategic Reorganization”. Another poster put it this way: When you go too slow and get unbalanced on a motorcycle the bike is going down, your efforts be damned. So, let it go down in a controlled fall then pick it back up and get going again.

Until we unload these freeloaders, you cannot beat Santa Clause giving away free money. The Democrat party is the party of freebies, Santa Clause style. There is no defeating that. Until this system crashes and we pick it back up, albeit with new rules against stealing from taxpayers to give to party voters, you will not change a thing. Delay it, maybe, but the crash is guaranteed. Learn to fall in a controlled manner and don’t let it force you to the ground.


25 posted on 11/11/2012 7:29:39 PM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: A_perfect_lady
Whether you believe in God or Ayn Rand, you have to admit: they both predicted this would come to pass.

So did Rudyard Kipling:

...

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know."

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "The Wages of Sin is Death."

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die."


26 posted on 11/12/2012 9:24:19 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Oh, that’s awesome! I’ve always loved “If” but I never knew of this one. Thanks!


27 posted on 11/12/2012 4:56:36 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady

That’s only 30% of it.

The whole thing is here:

http://www.kipling.org.uk/poems_copybook.htm

Kipling foretold the next century from the vantage point of the year after the end of The Great War.


28 posted on 11/12/2012 5:04:51 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Oh, believe me, I went and googled it immediately. Now I’m trying to figure out exactly what he means by the phrase “Gods of the Copybook Headings.” Does he mean basic common sense we learned as children?


29 posted on 11/12/2012 5:15:39 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: DuncanWaring

Okay, yep, that’s what he meant. Well, he called it.


30 posted on 11/12/2012 5:19:06 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: patriot08

It is good to see that not all “conservatives” are going to take a licking and keep on... licking. We have witnessed what I consider to be our first national third-world election (there have been numerous state and local examples).


31 posted on 11/29/2012 2:54:10 AM PST by David Isaac
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